Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.29
Liaison Ezra Small
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Massachusetts Amherst
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.22 / 1.00 Ezra Small
Sustainability Manager
Physical Plant
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Total number of vehicles in the institution’s fleet:

Number of vehicles in the institution's fleet that are:
Number of Vehicles
Gasoline-only 440
Diesel-only 11
Gasoline-electric hybrid 22
Diesel-electric hybrid 0
Plug-in hybrid 1
100 percent electric 106
Fueled with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) 0
Hydrogen fueled 0
Fueled with B20 or higher biofuel 0
Fueled with locally produced, low-level biofuel 0

Do the figures reported above include leased vehicles?:

A brief description of the institution’s efforts to support alternative fuel and power technology in its motorized fleet:

The UMass Transportation Services Fleet Manager works to reduce fleet and increase electric vehicles and infrastructure. Electric vehicles are increasing with each round of fleet vehicle leasing and purchasing through our contract with Enterprise. UMass Facilities & Campus Services commissioned a fleet study with Mercury Consulting Group in 2019 to study the cost benefit analysis of alternative fleet vehicle leasing and purchasing. This resulted in new Nissan Leaf's being added to the F&CS Maintenance fleet in late 2019/early 2020 and more BEV's and hybrid fleet vehicles leased in 2021-2022. Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure has been installed throughout campus and there is currently a Electric Vehicle Charging Master Plan being developed with consultant VHB.

UMass operates Pioneer Valley Transportation Authority (PVTA) regional busses. In 2022 the first all electric bus was added to this fleet: https://www.umass.edu/news/article/umass-transit-receives-first-all-electric-bus-pvta. UMass anticipates more electric busses being added in the future with the help of state and federal grant funding such as the $54M Infrastructure Bill funding provided to PVTA for four new electric busses regionally.

Website URL where information about the institution’s motorized fleet is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The Total Number of Vehicles and the 100% percent electric assist vehicle count (106) includes the 60 Valley Bike electric assist bikes that belong to the 6 ValleyBike stations located at UMass campus.

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